Coffee, Conversation and. . . Soccer
Updated: Jul 24, 2020
I belong to Rowan Tree, a co-work and co-growth community that is amazing. (Side plug: They offer in person and virtual memberships. It's amazing, check them out). Every Friday is Coffee Club and we chat about anything and everything. I always walk away with some great takeaways or resources and this past Friday was no different.
With the NWSL Championship, naturally our conversation gravitated towards women in sports and specifically, soccer. We shared a ton of resources during our conversation that were definitely worthy of a share here. Special thanks to the Rowan Tree community, who are always an amazing source of information and inspiration.
Just Women’s Sports has a new podcast coming up featuring two-time World Cup champ and Olympic gold medalist Kelley O’Hara
The Burn It All Down podcast discusses the inequity in sports, including women's soccer
Freakonomics has an episode about the disparity of women’s vs. mens sports as part of a larger discussion Should America (and FIFA) Pay Reparations?. My critical thinking cap was required for this episode
We talked about the Sports Forward Conference Tracy D'Ann Reed, Anna Gibson and I attended a couple of years ago. (Note: This was run by the US Chamber of Commerce who isn't my favorite organization. But the athletes who spoke were amazing and inspiring, so I'm putting my judgement aside for the content)
The Ernst & Young Whitepaper on Athletes and Entrepreneurship showcases that 94% of c-suite women are current or former athletes
Our home team, the Washington Spirit, holds virtual watch parties
I know there are a TON of additional resources we didn't discuss, so feel free to leave a comment or message me with what's missing!